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Eagles Training Camp 2013

  1. Eagles Preseason Evaluations: What Is This Defense’s Strength?

    Aug 18, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

    Fletcher Cox, Cam Newton

    As the old saying goes, it all starts up front in the game of football, and that certainly rang true for the Eagles’ defense against Carolina this past Thursday. Coming off of what one might go so far as to describe as a humiliating effort versus New England a week earlier, defensive coordinator Billy Davis’…

  2. Trending Up? Eagles Move Ball at Will, Allow Zero TDs Against Panthers

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

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    It’s only preseason, and believe me, the Eagles still have plenty of kinks to work out. A pair of turnovers cost the offense an opportunity to jump all over the opponent early, an opponent that may have left the defense off the hook a few times due to their own inefficiency. When the gun sounded…

  3. All Eyes on Eagles’ Defense in Second Preseason Game – What We Want to See

    Aug 15, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Brandon LaFell, Nate Allen

    The Eagles’ defense has been taking a beating all week. First they had to fight Tom Brady and 10 of his best friends last Friday, the result of which was – to put it bluntly – an ass whoopin’. And over the six days since, observers have been picking over the scraps, questioning everything from…

  4. G.J. Kinne, the NFL Quarterback Crazy Enough to Play Special Teams

    Aug 14, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

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    Folks at training camp have gotten a good laugh or two watching G.J. Kinne try his hand on special teams. It’s not often you see the guys in the red jerseys on the receiving end of a big hit like Kinne was a week or two back while blocking on a kick return. Typically you…

  5. Recommended Reading: Chip Kelly and the Eagles’ Paint-By-Numbers Offense

    Aug 13, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

    Play3a

    We have another brilliant read about the Chip Kelly offense today, this time by Sheil Kapadia over at Birds 24/7. Sheil’s piece breaks down one play the Eagles used to score two touchdowns in their preseason encounter against the Patriots. Don’t remember the Eagles using the same play to score twice? That’s because one time…

  6. Earl Wolff Runs with First-Team Defense, Clay Harbor Trying Out Wide Receiver

    Aug 12, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    The other shoe finally dropped after Nate Allen’s rough outing in the preseason opener. According to reports out of the NovaCare Complex, the fourth-year safety was replaced in the defense’s top pairing at practice on Monday by rookie Earl Wolff. Wolff being elevated to the first string at this stage in camp is big news,…

  7. Look at This Huge Pocket Vick Had, and Other Eagles’ Observations on Offense

    Aug 12, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

    desean

    If you’re hoping to learn more about Chip Kelly’s offense, there are plenty of valuable resources out there that can explain it better than I can. If you’ve already been exposed to Chip when he was at Oregon, earlier we linked to Smart Football’s piece on what coach brought to the NFL in his preseason…

  8. Final Thoughts Heading into Eagles’ First Preseason Game

    Aug 9, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    tsb

    Like many fans I’m sure, this is the most excited I can remember being for a preseason game EVER. Some might say 2004, the year Terrell Owens arrived and the Eagles had already punched their ticket for the Super Bowl in March. It could have been ’99, Andy Reid’s and Donovan McNabb’s first year in…

  9. Vick to Start Preseason Week 1, Foles Gets the Nod in Week 2

    Aug 8, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Somehow this was even more anti-climactic than I was expecting. The news that Michael Vick will start the Eagles’ first preseason game on Friday would not have meant much, because it wouldn’t necessarily be an indication he was going to start the regular season opener in Washington, or that he even owned a significant lead…

  10. Observations and Impressions from Eagles’ Practices with the Patriots

    Aug 8, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The Eagles were wrapping up their joint practice sessions with the New England Patriots with a light walkthrough on Thursday, bringing an end to the most revealing few days of training camp thus far. We got a chance to see just how much Chip Kelly’s squad is a work in progress compared to a perennial…

  11. So What Exactly Did Riley Cooper Do During His Excused Absence?

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

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    I think everybody was a little surprised to hear Riley Cooper was already returning to practice on Tuesday, at least people outside the Philadelphia Eagles organization. Cooper was excused from training camp last Friday so he could “seek counseling” after video surfaced of the wide receiver using a racial slur during an alcohol-fueled tirade. The…

  12. Bird Droppings: Controversies and Non-Controversies at Eagles Training Camp

    Aug 1, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Perhaps the most overblown story of the offseason so far is about the NFL’s V.P. of officiating coming down on up-tempo offenses like what the Eagles plan to run under Chip Kelly this season. Let’s hear what he has to say: “We have to make sure teams understand that they don’t control the tempo, our…

  13. Observations and Practice Notes from Week One at Eagles Training Camp

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    barkley-ertz

    When Chip Kelly says the depth chart is written in sand, that every player on the Eagles’ roster must compete for their spot on a daily basis, he’s not kidding. There are few positions where it’s obvious who will be the starter come September 9 in Washington based on practice reps. LeSean McCoy is the…

  14. Eagles Practice at the Linc Not a Smash Hit, but Still a Success

    Jul 29, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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    For being Chip Kelly’s first full-contact practice, there wasn’t much hitting going on at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. In fact, there wasn’t any tackling at all. Other than the players wearing pads for the first time this summer, and the bells and whistles that only a stadium experience can offer, this practice wasn’t very…

  15. Eagles Need Not Look Outside the Organization to Replace Jeremy Maclin

    Jul 28, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Given the terrible luck that’s befallen Jeremy Maclin, it’s not surprising many fans and some in the media immediately looked to the pool of free agents or racked their brains over potential trades to unearth a solution for the sudden void that was created in the Eagles’ offense. The simple fact of the matter is…

  16. Jeremy Maclin Tears ACL, Likely Out for the Season

    Jul 27, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    What a terrible break for the Eagles and Jeremy Maclin. The fifth-year wide receiver had just slipped past the secondary and hauled in a picture-perfect deep pass at practice on Saturday, then the next thing you know he was laying on the grass in a heap. The news, predictably, was not good. Maclin reportedly has…

  17. Jason Peters Guarantees Eagles Win More Than Four Games This Season

    Jul 27, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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    In 2011 it was Dream Team. In 2012, Dynasty. This year the Eagles’ rallying cry is… more than four wins? Hooray? Okay, maybe not, but Jason Peters set the bar a lot lower than some of his predecessors, or even teammate Isaac Sopoaga, who claimed the Birds were going to “shock the world” after signing…

  18. Tight Ends Coach Ted Williams: Eagles’ Offense Will Look Like Oregon

    Jul 25, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    chip-ducks

    The full 90-man roster has reported to training camp in Philadelphia, which means preparation for the 2013 season is about to begin in earnest for the Eagles. Before veterans started rolling into the NovaCare Complex on Thursday though, assistant coaches were made available to speak to the media in the morning, and there will no…

  19. Nick Foles Got a Haircut and Other Eagles News

    Jul 22, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

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    We all knew Eagles training camp was being moved from its former home up in Lehigh to the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia, but it wasn’t until today that we realized this meant the death of photos and videos of players arriving in giant SUVs and carrying flat screen televisions and video game systems. Sad,…